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TABLE OF 
CONTENTS: 




Graduation 6 

On May 1 8th, hundreds of 
students took their first step on 
the path to their future as they 
graduated from Butler. 
Story by Karyn Haines. 
Photos by Jeff Cooper. 



Ain't mutton but a thang 10 

The finest lamb breeders 

around were drawn to Butler 

County during the first annual 

Midwest Spectacular lamb sale. 

Story by Dave Brown. 

Photo by Jeff Cooper. 



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Tennis 26 

During a year of highs 
and lows, the men's and 
women's tennis teams 
gained a lot of experience 
that they will bring with 
them next year. 
Photos by Raymond 
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Mars Attacks! 28 

What really goes on behind 

the scenes of a movie set? 

Find out as Mars Attacks 

comes to Burns, Ks. 

Story and Photos by 

Julie Anderson. 



On the Cover: An unidentified graduate does her best, eyeing the future. 
Photo by Jeff Cooper. 




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Volume 1, Number 4 

Summer, 1996 

Butler County Community College 

901 S. Haverhill Rd., Room 104 

El Dorado. KS 67042 

(316)322-3280 

Departments & 
Features: 

Arty Fact 4 

Grizzly News 1 3 

Dames at Sea 19 

Potpourri 20 

Global Village 22 

Track 24 



1996 



Grizzly Staff: 



Editor 

Julie Anderson 

Photo Editor 

Raymond Cox 

Contributing Writers/ Editors 

Dave Brown 
Cynthia Jantz 
Jeanne Jones 
Amy Kratzer 
Karyn Haines 
Amy Hickey 
Sebe Rush 
Yoshihiko Saito 
Dawn Spencer 
Nathan Swink 

Contributing Photographers 

Tony Applegate 
Jeff Cooper 
Nichole Kind 
Baranda McNary 
Sabrina Steinke 

Technical Services 

Christopher Ormond 

Advisor 

Dave Kratzer 



Tabic of Contents 3 




Bring back the Smurfs! 

This year's Coutts Award went to a talented and deserving artist named Mer- 
lin Dennis. The 21 -year-old Butler sophomore's work has been on display in the Erman 
B. White Gallery during much of the spring semester, he even had his own show. Den- 
nis is successful in many different kinds of art, but says, "Cartooning is my favorite and 
I also like charcoal." 

Dennis is no stranger to winning awards. A Wichita native, Dennis attended 
East High School where he served as editorial cartoonist on the school newspaper for 
three years. There, he was recognized as the best high school cartoonist in the state 
during his junior year. (He came in second his senior year and third his sophomore 
year.) Dennis credits his dad for being his main inspiration because, he says, "When I 
was a kid, he was really into comic books." 

Although his love for cartooning is great, Dennis says he doesn't spend much 
time watching cartoons. "Ever since they took the Smurfs off the air, I don't watch a lot. 
Cartoons have gone downhill." 

Dennis feels that his artistic talent has grown since he came to Butler. He 
recalls, "Before 1 came here I never did a lot of shading and I didn't know how the heck 
to measure with your pencil and thumb. But after the first year it really came together." 
He says he values the constructive criticism he gets at Butler, compared to that of the 
high school environment, because. "It pushes me to do better." 

Dennis plans to graduate this fall and go on to Wichita State University. He 
wants to major in art education so he can work with kids at the elementary school level. 
He jokes, "I'm a little bit hyper myself, so we'd get along pretty good." And what does 
Dennis think about people who complain that they can't draw? "They haven't 
tried. ..anybody can draw." Well, that's pretty easy for him to say. 





Story by Amy Kratzer 
Photos by Nichole Kind 
and Sabrina Steinke 




"Barbershop:' 1996 by Merlin Dennis 



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It started out to be a typical late Kansas spring day: hot, windy and humid. But unlike 
364 days, this one was unique for many reasons. This was graduation day at Butler County 
Community College. For the hundreds of graduates attending, this was the day they had waited 
for, the first day of their future. 

It was a first step. Some would be going on to various universities to continue their 
education. Others would be starting their search for their dream job, the one that their studies 
had prepared them for. For those not quite sure what they wanted to do next, this was a new 
beginning. Today, the graduating class of 1996 had one goal, to graduate. On May 18, they 
achieved that goal. 

This graduation ceremony, like myriad others, had many common factors. Like oth- 
ers, students gathered in alphabetical order and marched to the gymnasium for the ceremonies. 
In the gym (and the Kansas Room of the 1500 Building, which was packed, too, with well- 
wishers), family friends and significant others, were waiting to watch and cheer their loved 
ones as they received their diplomas. Like most graduation ceremonies, the faculty put on its 
fancy robes and tassles, and this one had a typical order of events. But this was no ordinary 
graduation ceremony. This one had a certain flair, a definite special quality. 

Once the grads had taken their seats, Pastor Stan Seymour of the First Christian Church 
in El Dorado gave the invocation. Then came BCCC graduate and vocalist Rachel Taylor's 
rendition of the school song, "Between Earth and Sky," followed by the college's Headliners 
singing "Think of Me" and "Friends of the Heart." Upon completion of these talented artists' 
offerings. President Jackie Vietti made introductions and the day's guest speaker was announced. 

Barbara Matous, director and owner of Acrobatic Academy Fitness and Eduction Center 
in Wichita, was this year's featured speaker. Matous, a Butler grad, spoke of her childhood 
memories growing up in El Dorado, the hard work and dedication she had which brought her to 
the point she was in her life. BCCC graduates, family and friends listened as she told how they, 
too, should follow their dreams and someday their dreams just might come true. For this is 
what graduation is all about, following your dreams. 




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Upon completion of her speech, the 1996 class was presented to the audience, 
and awards were presented to this year's Order of the Gold receipients, and to the win- 
ner of the prestigious Hubbard Award of Excellence, Ann Elaine Patton. 

As graduation exercises wrapped up, graduates proceeded to the front of the 
Power Plant to receive their degrees, certificates and GEDs. Each person's name was 
called, family and friends applauded, cheered, rang bells and whistled their congratula- 
tions. For some, although clearly embarassed, it was worth the trip to receive the cov- 
eted award for all their hard work. Then a benediction was given and the graduating 
class of 1996 marched out of the building to music performed by the BCCC Wind En- 
semble. 

A reception was held on the front lawn. Here, moms and dads took pictures of 
their "babies," while others milled around sipping lemonade and reminiscing and ex- 
changing congratulations among friends. 

Steve Moses was one of the recent grads. He'd just received his Associate in 
Applied Science degree. Moses explained that he is employed with Boston Chicken in 
Wichita and that he plans to continue his education at K-State, majoring in restaurant/ 
motel management. Moses wore a graduation cap like the hundreds of other graduates, 
except his was customized. He attached a telling sign to his. "10K — 3 YRS LATER." 
An observer might thing that maybe he was a member of the track team. But only upon 
talking to Steve Moses does one come to understand that it referred to $10,000 — the 
amount of money he'd spent getting his Butler degree — and three years — the time it 
took to reach this milestone. 

"WHODATHUNKIT?" was the post script. A fitting one on a day like this.— 
Story by Karyn Haines, Photos by Jeff Cooper. 



Order of the ^old 

Julie A. Anderson 
Amy E. Cannady 
Kimberly K. Clift 
Kristie L. Cook 
Pamela R. Dawson 
Michael D. Fast 
Estie A. French 
Anne M. Harris-Cravens 
Misty D. Haskins 
Jessica B. Hemphill 
Janice M. Howard 
Terry L. Laird 
Norman L. Lounds 
Linda S. Marbut 
Mona A. Martin 
Debra J. Mendez 
Vanessa M.Parker-Call 
Rebecca A. Rhone 
Terri Jo Schowalter 
David B. Steward 
Leslie D. Wallis 




Baah! 
Baaab! 

The first Midwest Spectacular lamb sale drew people from all 
over who were hoping to find a great lamb at a good price. 

Story by Dave "Bulldog" Brown 
Photo by Jeff "One Hundred Percent Wool" Cooper 

There was no wool being pulled over anyone's eyes as the Butler show management 
team hosted what was being touted as the first Midwest Spectacular one warm evening in 
April. It's an auction for prospect club lambs that are brought to the sale by some of the finest 
lamb breeders in Kansas. The five breeders who came to the sale brought 10 lambs apiece, and 
with 50 top show lambs for sale, people from across the region came to the college's agricul- 
ture facility hoping to find a great lamb at a good price. The five breeders at the sale were: 
Slater Club Lambs, Stine Club Lambs, Schweer/Roberts Club Lambs, Mein Club Lambs, and 
Maddox Club Lambs. 

The BCCC show management team, led by Matt Corwine, set up the arena for the 
sale. In fact, the show management team did most of the work period. They made the fliers for 
the sale, they built the ads and had them printed in magazines where they would be seen all 
over the Midwest. The success of this sale was due largely to how well it was advertised and 
the commitment made by Butler's Matt Corwine and Blake Flanders. 

The sale started with two quick eye-openers that commanded everybody's attention. 
The first lamb to sell was a Slater Lamb which sold for $475. Next up was a Stine Lamb which 
sold for a whopping $ 1 ,350. It turned out to be the high selling lamb of the evening. After all 
was said and done the lamb sale averaged $300 per lamb and was considered to be highly 
successful for everybody involved. The sale average exceeded all of the expectations that 
anybody had for a first sale. Event organizers hope it will become an annual event. This is 
partly due to the fact that the breeders who came to the sale all had their fair share of success, 
and partly due to the excellent planning and marketing of the sale. 

Of the five breeders who came to the sale, Stine Club Lambs had the highest average 
of $477.50 per lamb. Mein Club Lambs ran a close second with an average of $437.50 per 
lamb. Schweer/Roberts came in third at $233.33 per lamb, Slater was fourth highest with 
$194.44 per lamb, and Maddox was fifth with $152.77 per lamb. For the first year these aver- 
ages were great and it is only bound to get better with age. This is because the more years a sale 
is put on the more patrons it attracts, and if the lambs sold at the sale are successful year after 
year, the fame of the sale will grow also. 

The Midwest Spectacular was deemed a big success by the event's planners and all of 
the breeders were pleased with the turnout of the people who came to the sale and with the 
prices that were obtained for the lambs sold. The Midwest Spectacular was great this year but 
in years to come it should be even better. 



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Ali Raza, a sophomore from 
Pakistan, tries his hand at 
badminton during an autumn 
picnic for international 
students held in Andover. 
Photo by Nichole Kind 
and Sabrina Steinke. 







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McConnell astronomy instructor considers the cosmos his classroom 



Final frontier is students' destination 



When students step into one of instructor Doug Wereb's 
classes, they embark on a "voyage" to the final frontier — 
space. 

The astronomy teacher at Butler of McConnell Air Force 
branch does more than just lecture, he creates an environ- 
ment where his students can experience the fantastic won- 
ders of the cosmos. 

"I don't want my students to memorize and regurgitate. 
I want them to really learn about space," said Wereb, who 
has been teaching at McConnell for three years. 

The 1975 Ohio Sate University graduate taught as- 
tronomy and was a senior research associate at the Univer- 
sity of Virgina for eight years before moving to Wichita. 

"I was offered a job at the Omnisphere to be a plan- 
etarium educator, so I decided to move," he said. "I started 
teaching at Butler in 1 993, and I really enjoyed it. Butler is a 
good school and the students are professional — I find teach- 
ing rewarding." 

And for Wereb's students, the feeling is mutual. 

"His enthusiasm is contagious," said Kevin Hickey, one 
of Wereb's students. "When 1 first enrolled in the class, I 
thought it would be a lot of numbers and definitions; how- 
ever. Professor Wereb has made it a lot of fun, I've really 
learned a lot." 

Wereb helps his students appreciate astronomy by ex- 
tending the learning environment outside the classroom. They 
take field trips to the Omnisphere in Wichita and to the 
Cosmosphere in Hutchinson. 

"I think it's important for the students to have hands-on 
experience," he said. "You can't bring spacecraft to the class- 
room, so I take them to it. They learn so much more by actu- 
ally seeing and experience some of the things I discuss dur- 
ing class. 

Besides field trips to science centers, the astronomy pro- 
fessor doesn't hesitate to move his classroom outdoors, where 
his students get hands-on experience using telescopes to scan 
the corridors of outer space. 

"I remember my dad showing me the stars through a 
telescope when I was just a little boy," he said. It was then 



I became fascinated with space. And being able to share that 
experience with my students is extremely rewarding. 

Besides teaching at BCCC and working as a planetarium 
educator, Wereb also designs and builds rocket systems. "I 
develop low-cost rockets that are used for educational pur- 
poses," he said. He also conducts lectures at local elemen- 
tary and high schools. 

"I love teaching, being able to open people's eyes to 
another world. The future is in space — the final frontier." — 
Story and photo by Amy Hickey 




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End of the year news, awards, scholarships and milestones 



PBL students are Washington- bound 

Missy Jack, Patty Hogoboom and Melanie Smith will 

compete at the national level of the Phi Beta Lambda Lead- 
ership Conference at Washington D.C. in July. These stu- 
dents competed in March during a leadership conference 
against two- and four-year colleges. They will represent But- 
ler in business competition. 
Boeing awards scholarships 

Two Butler students were chosen to receive the 1996- 
97 Boeing Scholarship. Amy Figgins of El Dorado and 
Marica Woolson of Haysville both received $800. 

Figgins, a sophomore, plans to graduate with a degree 
in psychology in May 1997. Woolson is also a sophomore 
and plans to graduate with an Associate of Science degree. 
Challenge team takes second at state 

Six Butler students took second place at the KACC Aca- 
demic Challenge State Finals on April 27 in Hutchinson. 
They are Vassil Fliti/in, Jon Hastings, Ryan Hunt, Dave 
Moreland, Mike Russell, and Jennifer O'Crowley. Butler 
advanced to state after outscoring Hutchinson during 
regionals in March. The fourth-seeded wild card team scored 
1,110 total points during the double-elimination tournament 
and lost to Hutch 100-185. Elitzin scored 260 toss-up points 
and O'Crowley scored 120. Johnson County finished third. 
Cowley County fourth. 
Students named Phi Theta Kappa officers 

Butler's Angela Odom-Chapman and Carol Lynam 
were named the Phi Theta Kappa regional vice presidents 
in March during a meeting held in Pratt. The regional offic- 
ers will help Kansas community colleges work together, and 
organize annual meetings for the colleges. PTK is an inter- 
national scholastic honor society. 
DEC A students excel at competition 

Six Butler students competed at the Distributive Edu- 
cation Clubs of America's National Career Development 
Conference in Orlando, Fla., on April 19-24, and brought 
home five medals out of the 12 that the entire state of Kan- 
sas received. Students who received medals were Marc 
Sheperd, winning a bronze medal for finalist in Sales Man- 
ager Meeting. A gold was presented for being among the 
eight best students in the nation. Linda Ashcraft, winning a 
bronze for finalist in Entrepreneurship, and Marvin Hadsall, 
winning a bronze for Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Sup- 
port Activities and another for Hospitality and Tourist and 
Marketing. Other students participating were Hollie Perkins, 
Misty Kleinschmidt and Al Ashcraft. DECA is the largest 



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professional organization for students majoring in market- 
ing and management. 
Student paper wins a silver medal at KACP 

Eight awards were won by Butler's student newspaper. 
The Lantern, in April at the annual KACP conference in 
Wichita. Besides the eight individual awards, a silver medal 
award for overall excellence was awarded to thtLantern 's 
staff. Individual awards were given to Matt Jacobs, honor- 
able mention for a special section and sports writing; Jason 
Pearce received honorable mention for review writing; 
Shaun Wilson garnered honorable mention for front page 
design; and Clayton Pearson got two honorable mentions 
for photo essay and sports photography. The judges noted 
that the Lantern was "newsy" and covered campus activi- 
ties well. 

Trustee is named to KACC task force 

Longtime Butler trustee Bob Burch was named as a 
member of the KACC governance task force in April. The 
task force membership consists of community college presi- 
dents and three trustees. "This task force is an important step 
in determining what governance controls will benefit the 
community college system and its 70,000 students," says 
Mikel Ary, chairman of KACC's council of presidents and 
president of Colby Community College as well. 
Butler sweeps Skill and Leadership awards 

Two Butler freshmen walked away with first place 
awards at the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Skill 
and Leadership Championship held in Wichita in April. Luke 
McKay of Andover and Beth Brautigam of Rosebud, Mo., 
were honored at a ceremony at Century II. McKay, a student 
of computer instructor Mark Sanborn, placed first in tech- 
nical computer applications. Brautigam, a student of ag in- 
structor Blake Flanders, placed first in Prepared Speech. 
Both students plan to graduate in May of 1997. 
Scholarship recipients head for KU, KSU 

The 1996-97 Winnie Broers Scholarship has been 
awarded to two Butler students— Julie Anderson of Burns, 
and Rod Jerrick of Belle Plaine— both '96 Butler graduates 
who are transferring to state universities. Anderson says she 
will continue her studies in journalism at the University of 
Kansas, and Jerrick says he will go on to Kansas State Uni- 
versity, where he will study agribusiness. The Broers Schol- 
arship, given annually, is a $1,000 award and is renewable 
for a second year. In order to be considered, a student must 
be a Butler graduate, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and be trans- 
ferring to either KU or K-State. 




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Flint Hills photo seminar offers variety 

Summer classes don't just take place in the classroom 
anymore. Students who have an interest in shooting, devel- 
oping and printing black and white photos can enroll in the 
Flint Hills Photography Seminar, offered on the El Dorado 
campus June 7-12. 

Instructor John Rhoads first presented the idea for this 
course nine years ago. He felt like this was a good plan for 
Butler to offer to its students, a chance for hands-on learning 
in a fun environment. 

Students enrolled in the seminar will be treated to a ro- 
deo, barbecue, trailride and a trip to a working ranch, all of 
which provide myriad photo opportunities. Although the stu- 
dents will spend sometime in the college photo darkroom, 
most of their time will be spent in the field shooting pic- 
tures, Rhoads promises. 

"Everyone who enrolls in the seminar brings new in- 
sight." Rhoads says. "There is a wide range of experience. 
From a high school student with no experience, to a profes- 
sional. For five days the students live on the Butler campus. 
The cost of the class, $295, is a little more expensive than 
regular summer classes. However, the cost does include trans- 
portation, as well as a room. Food and film expenses are not 
covered. The seminar is sponsored by Ilford and provides 
three hours of college credit. —by Jeanne Jones 




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The Southwest Seminar 

is more than a field trip; 

it's also a pretty good 

recruiting tool, too 

On June 6, area high school honor students will 
embark on an eight-day adventure to the southwest. 
Each year the Southwest Seminar program, headed by 
Don Koke, awards scholarship trips to area high school 
students. 

This year the trips were awarded to: Ira Bane, Billie 
Forrester, Patrick Leis, Jenny Sundgren, Nathan Broth- 
ers, Catherine Jones, Carmen McNutt, Brandi Edwards, 
Kristina Kennedy, Chris Mercer, Julia Engelbrecht, 
Joshua Kersting, Megan Parry. Joshua Evans, Megan 
Koppenhkaver, Amy Shipman, and Benjamin Treveeke. 

The program travels to southern Colorado and 
northern New Mexico. The Southwest Seminar gives 
the students hands-on learning about the environment 
and culture. Students, as well as Butler faculty who 
accompany the group, will go camping and hiking, in 
addition to swimming, horseback riding, bicycling, and 
Whitewater rafting. 

"Many of the students who go on these trips end 
up going to school at Butler," Koke explains. "They 
begin at Butler, then go on to a four-year college. "--by 
Jeanne Jones 





During the Southwest Seminar, the students paused to rest while at the Grand Canyon. This was one of the many places 
they visited during their eight day trip. Photos courtesy of Don Koke. 



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Sports 

Final Standings, 95-96 
Football: 1-8 
Volleyball: 27-16 
Basketball (M) : 32-6 
Basketball (W): 22-12 
Softball: 41-15 
Baseball: 41-19 
Tennis (M): 10-3 
Tennis (W): 0-10 
Golf: Third place at District 3 
Regional Championship and 
eighth place nationally. 

All-America Honors, golf 
Brad Sexon 

All Region VI Honors 

Softball 

First Team 

Joni Jahnke, second base 

Ann Ketterman, third base 

Second Team 

Becca Wolf, shortstop 

Colleen Farmer, outfield 

Angie Hess, outfield 

Honorable Mention 

Amy Sommerhauser, pitcher 

Baseball 

First Team 

Jeremy Trout man 

Track 

National champs, medley 
relay team, 10:05.63, at the 
NJCAA Indoor Champion- 
ship. (Members are Michael 
Kariuki. Danny 
McCormack, Robert 
Walterscheid and Randy 
Grayson.) 

4Xmile. third place at the 
Kansas Relays, 17:27.6. 
(Members are McCormack, 
Stan Iordanov, Kariuki and 
Walterscheid.) 

School records set 

this season: 

Iordanov, 14:33.59 in the 

5.000 meters at the Texas 

Relays. 

Laura Nelson, 41 feet 5 1/4 

inches in the shotput at 

WSU's KT. Woodman 

Relays. 

Two unidentifiable Butler 
baseball players stretch 
under early March skies 
before practice. 
Photo by Jeff Cooper 





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A Shayna Maiclel, or "A 
Pretty Girl," Barbara 
Lebow's drama which was 
performed in the college's 
Little Theater in April, is a 
haunting portrait of one 
family's experience in the 
Holocaust. In the photo, 
Hannah, played by Juliana 
Nibbelink of Augusta, and 
Rose— Joy Terry of Wichita- 
discuss the family's future. 
Photo by Tony Applegate 




Butler's Jazz Ensemble. Back row, from left to right: Chris Knight, Greg Prichard, Troy Hendricks, Wade 
Burtchet, Chris Periy. Front, from left to right: Chad Jacobs, Roger Lewis, Kris Korsak, Josh Rogers. 




Michael Gemlich and Ann 
Patton wait for the curtain to 
close at the end of their 
scene in the Butler theater 
production Dames at Sea. 
Photo by Larry Patton. 



Where else would we run em? 

When Grizzly magazine photographers sign on for a tour or duty here, they are 
given one specific marching order: Shoot lots of film. And burn film they did. During the 
95-96 school year. Grizzly photographers have taken roughly 10,000 pictures of life at 
Butler. However, of those, maybe only 500 were published in the four quarterly issues of 
the magazine. Due to budgetary considerations, there is only so much room for pictures in 
a magazine, even if it is a magazine that runs lots of pictures. ^]The photos on these pages 
are ones that deserved to be published but that had no real home heretofore, thus Ray 
scanned 'em. layed 'em out and we're running them just because we have wanted to all year 
but never really had the reason or excuse. With the exception of the photo on the immediate 
right of the Demies at Sea cast— taken by Tony Applegate— all photos on this page were shot 
by Jeff "Do 1 need to turn my books in?" Cooper. 




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We can get exotic recipes from different countries 
by watching TV cooking programs like Yan Can Cook, Great 
Chefs, and World Class Cuisine. Most of these recipes come 
from high-class restaurants in Italy, France and Greece, ex- 
cept for recipes found on Yan Can Cook, where tantalizing 
dishes are furnished by Yan, a funny Chinese cook, who fixes 
various Chinese home dishes. 

In the United States today, international cuisine is 
so popular that we can find Italian, French and Chinese res- 
taurants in many cities and towns — even here in Butler 
County. 

But what I think is even more exciting is sampling 
fare from countries that are not so well known for their cui- 
sine. 

Butler County Community College's International 
Student Association publishes a cookbook each year called 
"Recipes from Around the World." In it, Butler's interna- 
tional students submit recipes from their countries, introduc- 
ing recipes they already know, picking up more from recipe 
books they brought from home, or simply calling their moms 
and asking about how to cook their favorite dishes. 

This year's edition includes recipes from Bulgaria, 
Cyprus, Great Britain, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Rus- 
sia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (ROC), Tanzania, Viet Nam, and Zim- 
babwe. Not many people realize that during the Spring 1996 
semester, 408 international students (including resident 
aliens) from 67 countries attended one or more BCCC sites. 

Haresh Rajakaruna, sophomore from Colombo, the 
capital of Sri Lanka, submitted several recipes to this year's 
cookbook, but he admitted he had never cooked those at 
home; they were taken from a cookbook he had. Even though 



he had never cooked any of the recipes, he could talk about 
these foods because he surely had eaten those dishes. So I 
asked him about the recipes he gave. 

One recipe he talked about was a dish called "Pat- 
ties." A Patty is a deep-fried pastry with a filling of cooked 
beef and vegetables inside. Haresh said the filling can be 
beef, pork, chicken, or whatever you like. Patties are sort 
of Sri Lanka's fast food, and people in Sri Lanka — off the 
southern tip of India in the Indian Ocean — eat Patties as 
Americans eat hamburgers here, he added. 

Patties are a very common food in Sri Lanka. Kids 
like them, people make them at home, and most restau- 
rants and grocery stores have them. But there is no such 
restaurant which serves only Patties, according to Haresh. 



22 The Grizzly 



"Farshirovannije Yaitsa" (Classic Russian Food) 
Submitted by Nina Mikirova, Russia 



INGREDIENTS 

4 es a s 

1 small onion, chopped 
1 tsp butter 
parsley, chopped 



1 apple, peeled 
1 herring filet 
1 tbsp mayonnaise 
capers 



PREPARATION METHOD 

Hard boil the eggs, plunge into cold water, then 
cut in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks with a 
spoon and puree in a food processor with apple, 
onion, herring, mayonnaise and the butter. Fill egg 
halves with puree and garnish with parsley, capers 
and strips of bell pepper. 



He remembered that he used to eat Patties almost everyday 
when he was in high school back in Sri Lanka. 

Haresh thinks that we can make Patties using in- 
gredients sold at grocery stores here. It is easy to make and 
takes about 30 minutes, so he suggests every one try Patties 
and other recipes in the cookbook. 

I, too, think all the recipes in the book are possible 
to prepare using what we can buy at grocery stores like 
Dillons. In fact I cook for myself often. I live in an apart- 
ment in El Dorado, and what I cook is, most times, Japanese 
food (in case you do not remember, yes, I am from Japan). 
Most ingredients I use are from Dillons, and the taste of com- 
pleted dishes cooked with those ingredients is no different at 
all from what I eat in Japan. Of course, as we know, it is now 
available here to buy soy sauce and many seasonings which 
are originally Japanese products. 

In addition, if you want to try some of the recipes 
in the International Student cookbook, there are several mar- 
kets in Wichita which sell foodstuffs of foreign countries. 
When we want to use the exact ingredients or seasonings, 
we may be able to find them at specialty markets there. 

If you are interested in and would like one of the 
"Recipes from Around the World," they are available to buy 
from Janet Obando, International Student Adviser, at the 
counseling office in the 600 Building. One copy is $2. 

It sure is exciting to try something you have never 
tried, and it is not so difficult to try when you read this cook- 
book because if I can cook, so can you! Here are several you 
might want to try. 



"Irios" 

Submitted by Elizabeth Gitau, Kenya 

INGREDIENTS 

1 1/2 cup corn off the cob 
3 cups peas (dried) 
5 large potatoes 

PREPARATION METHOD 

Boil corn, peas and potatoes seperately for 
two hours, one and a half hours and 45 mintes 
respectively. Mash peas and corn first 
together and potatoes seperately, then mix. 
Add water if needed. Season with salt. Serve 
like mashed potatoes. 



"Patties" 

Submitted by Rajkumar Rajeswaran, Sri Lanka 



INGREDIENTS 

225 g flour 

legg 

25 ml lemon juice 

Filling: 

225 g beef 

2 green chillies 

1 clove 

100 g boiled potato 

sprig curry leaves 

1/4 tsp pepper 

1 tsp chili powder 

1 tsp vinegar 

50 ml thick coconut milk 



40 g butter 
1/4 tsp salt 



50 g onion 
1 cardamon 
1 tomato 
75 ml oil 
1/4 tsp salt 
1 tsp coriander 
1/2 tsp cumin 
juice 1/2 lime 
1 litre oil 



PREPARATION METHOD 

Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter. 
Separate the egg and add the yolk to the flour 
along with the salt and lemon juice. Mix in 
sufficient water to make a stiff dough, knead 
well and put on one side for 30 minutes. Mince 
the beef, chop the onion and chili, crush the 
cardamon and clove, dice the tomato and cube 
the potato. Heat the oil, add the onion and curry 
leaves and fry until the onion turns light brown. 
Add minced beef, chili, cardamon, clove, salt, 
pepper, coriander powder, chili powder, cumin, 
vinegar and stir fry for five minutes. Add the 
tomato and potato and cook for three more 
minutes. Pour in the coconut milk, bring to a boil 
and simmer for five minutes. Add lime juice. 
Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. 
Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured board 
and, using a pastry cutter, cut circles in the 
dough. Beat the egg white. Place a little beef 
mixture in the center of each pastry circle, apply 
the beaten egg white to the edges and fold patty 
in two. Seal the edges and deep fry until golden 
brown. Drain well. 



Around the World 23 



Overcoming Obstacles 

Both the indoor and outdoor track team had many successes during the 
season, but along with this came a few setbacks that were hard to predict 

Story by Julie Anderson/Photos by Jeff Cooper 

This was a season for setting new records and overcoming obstacles. The track team tried to do its best, but while 
some were breaking records, other members had to withdraw from competition due to illnesses and injuries. 

Things looked bright for the team as the men's distance medley relay won its events at the national indoor meet 
in Carbondale, 111. The team came in fourth in the nation, setting a new Butler track record. Members of the team were: 
Michael Kariuki, Danny McCormack, Robert Walterscheid, and Randy Grayson. 

Other accomplishments included the Grizzlies setting a school record in the 4Xmile and winning the college 
division event, placing ahead of K-State and WSU. In individual events, Stan Iordanov set a BCCC record in the 5,000 
meters at the Texas Relays, Brett Donovan placed second in the high jump, and Laura Nelson finished fourth in shot put. 

Approaching the end of the season, the outdoor track team began to lose some of its best members and this posed 
new problems for the team to face. Their problems started when Mike Wilkey, a four-time all-America runner, came 
down with a respiratory disease, Wegener's granulomatosis, and had to be hospitalized. Shortly after he was released 
another member had to withdraw from competition. Randy Grayson, a three-time all-America runner, who was also 
checked into the hospital, before being diagnosed as a borderline diabetic. 

The remainder of the team did not let this slow them down, instead they did just the opposite. They worked even 
harder to win and kept their teammates in mind while competing in the final events of the season. 




All-America Mike Wilkey kicks it into high gear 

(above), and Jennifer Vosler nurses a leg injury 

sustained during an indoor meet at KSU. 

24 The Grizzly 





Brian Almeida (above) makes it 
successfully over the high jump 
bar. Daniella Evarts heaves the 
shot (far left) and Robert 
Walterscheid gains ground on the 
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It was a year of highs and lows, 
according to first year tennis coach 
Denny Jaye. "There were more ups 
than downs, " Jaye explains. "We had 
some terrific freshmen who gained a 
lot of experience and will come back 
next year as better sophomores who 
will compliment next year's excellent 
freshman class." Both mens and 
womens teams were knocked out 
during tough regional competition. The 
men's record was 37-18, while the 
womens team mustered only six wins. 
Zaid Labidi went undefeated in 
conference play. On this page, 
Jayland Wheeler-a freshman from 
Greensburg-prepares to serve. 




Tennis 27 




Mar 

Postcards from Burns, Kansas, where 

Story and Photos 




"Lights, camera, action." No 
you're not in Hollywood, this could be 
observed right here in Kansas. While 
wandering the streets of Burns, watch- 
ing the filming of the movie from the 
designated areas, I happened upon the 
opportunity to experience first hand 
what goes on, thanks to the generosity 
of one of the crew members. Naturally, 
everyone has their own idea of what 
would happen, but not until you actu- 
ally experience it, can you realize the 
excitement in the air and the necessity 
of hard work and how everything 
comes down to one 
thing. ..perfect tim- 
ing. 

Not many 
people know 
what happens 
behind the 



It can be just as inter- 
esting watching the 
process of making a 
movie as it is watch- 
ing the movie itself. 
Let me fill you in on 
some of the things 
that occur and see if 
it doesn't change the 
way you watch your 
next movie. 

Taking time out 
from an already busy 
schedule is a lot to ask, especially dur- 
ing the final day of filming. The Mars 
Attacks film crew had started filming 

on April 8th and was now finish- 
ing on the 16th in Burns. Re- 
gardless of the stress 
pressure 
the film 





the 

finished 

product. When 

you get to see what 

takes place, it can give you a 

different perspective on the movie. 



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This old gas station facade was built adjacent to the donut shop. 



crew was under, they were still willing 
to take a minute to answer a question 
or just to visit for a few minutes. Be- 
cause of these things I was able to learn 
quite a lot about something I really had 
no previous experience with. 

One evening started out with the 
preparation of the props and equipment 
for the scenes to be filmed later that 
night. Everyone was rushing here and 
there with a job to do. Even the 
most insignificant of 
things had now be- 
come im- 
portant. As 
the time of 
filming drew 
near the relaxed 
nature of the crew 
began to fade. 
Things began to hap- 
pen faster and every- 
one became more seri- 
ous, with a few excep- 
tions. Once the filming had 
begun, talking was no longer 
an option for anyone nearby. 
Director Tim Burton (of Ed- 




Hollywood made a brief appearance. 

by Julie Anderson 



ward Scizzorhands, Batman, and Night- 
mare Before Christmas) could be ob- 
served pacing back and forth; checking 
the scene one more time before the fi- 
nal shoot. 

Being a director requires a lot from 
a person. With the pressure to make ev- 
erything happen as planned and keep 
everything and everyone where they 
should be, it is natural that the director 
should stand out from the others. And 
Burton does just that. Not to be con- 
fused with anyone else he has his own 
way of doing things, from his hair to 
his means of transportation (a golf cart). 
Burton sets his own style. Yet, endur- 
ing everything that he does, he still finds 
time to sign an autograph or say hello 
to his fans who flock to him whenever 
in sight. But, when it comes down to 
filming, nothing could tear him away. 

The biggest problems they seem to 
face include, getting the proper light- 
ing, keeping everything on sched- 



ule, and, of course, keeping the stars 
happy. This is where the "behind the 
scenes" people come in. 

Their most important attribute I 
discovered is their ability to 
wait patiently 
There was 
a 1 - 
ways 
a time 
when I 
noticed 
at least 10 
people 
standing 
around await- 
ing their time 
to work. With 
all of this spare 
time on their 
hands, naturally, 
they have to find 
something to fill it with. 

While some resort to the obvious 
choice, talking amongst themselves. 

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tunate 
enough to be 
waiting nearby. 
When they began preparing for 
a scene, first the set and props had to 
be placed where they were needed. Fol- 
lowing this, the lights had to be set up 
and adjusted to just the right angle. 
Then, the cameras were set up. Finally 
came the arrival of Tim Burton, who 
had been waiting in his trailer. 

Now it was time for the others' 
work to start, while those who set ev- 
erything up got to relax. Just one scene 
may filmed several different times be- 
fore they were done, and it was time to 
move on to the next set. The scenes did 
not appear to be filmed in any specific 
order, and there was not more than one 
specific scene filmed at a time. It is 
amazing how eventually all of these in- 
dividual scenes will fit together. 

During the filming, everyone was 
ready to do whatever was needed. Bur- 



Mars Attacks 29 



ton closely watched every action of the 
actors and actresses in the scene. When 
he couldn't be found sitting in his 
director's chair, he could be seen mak- 
ing sure that everything was all right. 
Putting on the final touches before the 
last take. Once the cameras started roll- 
ing, you could instantly see how every- 
thing was going by the expression on 
his face. It was easy to tell whether 
things were going smoothly or not. At 
that very moment nothing seemed more 
important than what could be seen 
through the camera. Once the scene was 
over he hopped back on his golf cart to 
head off to his next destination. 

After they were 

d o n e 
filming, 
it was 
time to 
p u t 
things 
u p . 
This 
gave 



the opportunity to discuss that particu- 
lar scene and what had taken place pre- 
viously with crew members and to take 
a look inside of the trailers that they 
had been filming in. Everything had 
been specifically designed and picked 
just for this movie; from the furniture 
to the decorations on the walls. Al- 
though some of the old chairs, tables, 
and refrigerators that were setting 
around in the trailer court came from 
the Burns clean up day. They were the 
things that people no longer wanted 
and had been set out on the curb to be 
picked up by the city. Due to rain, the 
city had to postpone the pickup and this 
allowed the movie crew to find a few 
extra props that would come in handy 
later on during the filming. 
During the 



entire time, I noticed that once things 
have started rolling nothing stops until it 
is over. Even then the work is not done. 
After the actors/actresses and even direc- 
tor have left, others remain behind to 
clean things up and prepare for the next 
day. All of this calls for long days and 
hard work. All in all I would have to say 
that this was quite a day, even though I 
only saw one day of it and didn't come 
back to the rush again the following day. 
1 have developed an appreciation for 
what goes into the making of a movie 
and will no longer watch a movie quite 
the same way. 

The previous night was the long 
awaited scene in which the donut shop 
was blown up. For this, about 500 people 
showed up. They came with lawnchairs 
and blankets, prepared to stay as long as 
was necessary. The inside of the donut 
shop was fully stocked with ev- 
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ens of donuts to salt in the 
salt shakers, everything 
was there. On other 
nights, the numer of 
people watching varied 
from 50 to 150, de- 
pending on what the 
scene was. 

With such stars 
as Jack Nicholson, 
Glenn Close 
Pierce Brosnan, 
Christina 
Applegate, and 
Lukas Haas, to 
name a few, and Bur 
ton, this movie is bound to be a 
success. 

How does a person get to see this 
backstage view and have an inside look 
at what happens behind the scenes? 
Well, it all comes down to who you are 
and who you know, and if you are in 
the right place at the right time. 

The atmosphere and objectives 
were quite different from the normal 
day to day life we get to know. There 
was an air of importance that sur- 
rounded the place. Sort of like saying, 
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experience was 

a tremendous thrill for me, since most 
can only dream of it. It is easy to see 
how people can get hooked on the 
movie industry. This is a life one 
could easily become accustomed to. 
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member, took the time to show me 
around where I otherwise would not 
have been able to go. This in- 
sight was possible 
because of his gener- 
osity. He summed up 
the entire thing when 
he said, "This is going 
to be a huge movie." 
After finishing up 
filming in Burns, the crew 
then moved on to Wichita, 
where they filmed for three 
days. After that, their next 
stop was Las Vegas, before fin- 
ishing up the movie. They had 
also filmed a scene in Leon dur- 
ing this time. The movie is sched- 
uled to come out sometime in De- 
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Construction on Bob's Donut World began early in March so that it would be ready in April. 



Work began on March 3rd in 
Burns. It took about a month for the 
work to be completed. Everything 
was finished the day before the 
filming was scheduled to begin. It 
started with the construction of a 
donut shop. This was followed by a 
gas station and garage, made by put- 
ting a false front on another build- 
ing in the vicinity. 

Soon to be brought in from 
California was a donut to be put on 
top of the donut shop, but this 
wasn't just any ordinary donut, this 
one stood 26 feet high. There arose 
a new problem, people began stop- 
ping at "Bob's Donut World" for 
something to eat or drink. Imagine 
how they felt when they discovered 
that this was just a movie set. Fol- 
lowing the completion of these, 
people began moving in Airstream 
trailers which were soon to be made 
into the town trailer court. It was 
then that things began to escalate. 
The movie crew began to arrive and 
the population of the new town 
"Perkinsville" (otherwise known as 
Burns) began to rise. 



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